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Asbestos case: More charges in store for Magashule

Three more people have been arrested, bringing the total of accused to 15, who will appear in the Mangaung magistrate’s court today

Hawks arrest Free State ‘asbestos project’ players

Businessman Edwin Sodi and senior civil servants are among those arrested over the R200-million theft of state funds

Asbestos curse continues to kill as ex-miners fight for compensation

In the Northern Cape, former mineworkers and their families live with lung-destroying diseases and barely survive financially.

Asbestos payout came too late

Delays in the department of labour added to dying pensioner's distress.

Playing in the shadow of asbestos mine dumps

A ministry is caring for Swazi Aids orphans in the abandoned mining town of Bulembu in northern Swaziland, despite health warnings.

Landmark ruling in asbestos trial

A Swiss billionaire and a Belgian baron have been found guilty and sentenced to 16 years in prison by an Italian court in a ground-breaking trial.

Precious and the asbestos dump

Penge started out as a short stopover for Kevin Davie while on a cycling trip. But he was drawn back by the inhabitants living amid poisonous dust.

Health threat of nanotubes may be similar to asbestos

Scientists have warned that carbon nanotubes could pose a cancer risk similar to that of asbestos, saying the government should restrict the use of the materials to protect human health. Carbon nanotubes were developed in 1991 and have proved extremely useful, conferring great strength while being very light.

It’s official: Asbestos to be banned in SA

Final regulations for the banning of asbestos will come into effect on Friday, Environmental Affairs and Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said on Thursday. Van Schalkwyk said the regulations would prohibit the use, processing, manufacturing, and import and export of any asbestos.

Trust pays out R91m to asbestosis claimants

The Asbestos Relief Trust, set up to compensate asbestosis claimants, paid out more than R91-million in 1 378 claims in the past two years. Trust chairperson John Doidge said in his report on Monday: ''The manager's report shows that to date we have been able to compensate 1 378 people suffering with an asbestos related disease.

French ‘asbestos’ ship poised for Suez crossing

Egyptian technicians on Monday were to inspect an old French aircraft carrier, heading for an Indian scrapyard, ahead of its planned transit through the Suez canal after a delay caused by controversy over the warship's asbestos insulation. In a further potential legal snag, India's Supreme Court on Monday banned the ship from entering Indian waters before February 13.

Japan’s asbestos time bomb

It was once embraced as the answer to the construction industry's prayers: a cheap, light and easily obtainable substance that would make buildings stronger, warmer and more resistant to fire. A quarter of a century has passed since the world was emphatically warned that asbestos was also a killer.

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